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    On July 30 the Soviet Union celebrated Navy Day. Ceremonial were held parades in all?

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    Background: On July 30 the Soviet Union celebrated Navy Day. Ceremonial were held parades in all the fleets of this country Leningrad
    The cruiser Aurora. The name of that vessel is linked in the minds of the Soviet people with the start of the October revolution.

    Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Navy, Admiral of the Fleet Sergei Gorahkov begins here, with the Aurora of storied fame, in his review of the fleet.

    The launches Leningrad and Albatros have set off for the small anti-submarine vessels, the ocean submarines. Men and officers have formed up smartly on the decks of these vessels.

    Continuing their rapid course on the river Neva the launches, with guests on board, pass those modest toilers of the sea - the Coast Guard vessel, Hero or the Defence of Leningrad Flag Cruiser Kivov, past the formidable missile vessels, submarines, minesweeper landing vessels and missile cruisers.

    The missile vessels are a powerful arm of the Soviet Navy. They are capable of destroying any aggressor.

    The Inspection of the Fleet is over.

    The launch approaches Baltic Flagship - the Cruiser Kirov.

    Admiral Sergei Gorshkev comes up to the microphone.

    "Our navy" - he said "has all the means for fighting at sea. The atomic submarines are armed with ballistic and winged missiles, and longrange torpedoes which can be supplied with nuclear warheads.

    Atom powered vessels are not limited in their cruising range by supplies of fuel or electricity. They can strike objects thousands of kilometers away on dry land or at sea. Sailors true to their people have their disposal warships, missile carrying aircraft, and coastal defences. Soviet fighting men are always ready to crush and aggressor that encroaches on the freedom of the Soviet Union".

    The noise of engines fills the air above the Neva. The ceremonial sail-past of warships begins.

    The awe-inspiring fighting vessel - the missile submarine is followed by missile speed-vessels and torpedo launches.

    Visitors watch floating tanks, armoured carriers with marines on board, and air-cushion launches sail past.

    The naval display is over.

    That water-sports now begin.

    Helicopters carry widths of red cloth over the Neva.

    Speed launches pass in full career.

    The traditional lifeboat races.

    Sailors take the plunge from the highest bridge of the Cruiser Kirov.

    Sailors' mass swim.

    The Naval Spectacle on the Veva has now developed into a exciting sports display. This part of the celebrations may be called a parade of youth, courage, agility and athletic skill.

    ... The Soviet hero city of Sebastopol.

    For nearly two centuries the city, which is a major naval base, has been guarding this country's southern shores.

    The heroic defence of Sebastopol in the Crimean war in the middle of last century and in World War 2 has inscribed many glorious pages in the Russian military history.

    Numerous historical monuments reminds of the city's heroic past.

    Sebastopol is one of six Soviet cities that have been awarded the title of Heroe City in recognition of their valiant struggle against razi-troops.

    Today Sebastopol is a peaceful and hospitable please which welcomes friendly visitors.

    On July 30 the Sebastopol harbour was the scene of a big naval display marking this country's Navy Day.

    On this day the Black Sea, Baltic, Northern and Pacific fleets demonstrate their might and combat readiness..
    The commander of the Black Sea fleet, Admiral Serafim Chursin is inspecting the ships lined up for parade.

    Among modern Soviet warships are the rocket carriers capable of engaging surface enemy vessels and submarines.

    The cutter of Admiral Chursin stops at the landing of the Primorsky Boulevard, near the monument to battleships sunk by their crews during a siege of the base.

    And now we are only seconds away from the beginning of a naval display.

    Hero comes the trumpets call...

    Military banners sailing pat the reviewing stands on board torpedo boats.

    Roaring overhead are anti-Submarine planes of They can detect an enemy submarine search.

    The crew of the training sub displays considerable skill manoeuvering in the restricted waters of the harbour.

    The sub is pursued by a group of helicopter.

    Then the submarine chasess move in for the kill. The sub is powerless against their missiles.

    An now you see the landing craft. They carry tanks, armoured carriers, self-propelled guns and other equipment. Until recently these weapons seldom left the shore.

    the bows of the landing craft open up and tanks and armoured carriers begin splashing down into the harbour.

    As they approach the shore they open up from their guns and machine-guns.

    A military transport An-2 brings in a landing party.

    Now the attention is riveted to an enemy ship that has sneaked into the base. It is intercepted by torpedo boats. The crowded harbour makes the boats go at half speed.

    The sport parade is opened by banner-carrying cutters.

    Here comes Neptune, the god of sea.

    He congratulates the sailors on their holiday...

    ... And gets an invitation to stay and watch the display. A strike of the majic trident...

    ... And 33 warriors emerge from the waves.

    They are skin divers of a landing party.

    In the years of the last war the enemy called them "black devils". Today their armament and equipment have become much more sophisticated.

    And now a break for a "Salt Water" dance for the dear guests.

    This number proves that one can write even on water.

    A festive parade of ships of the past reminds of the heroic past of the Soviet state.

    The naval parade in Sebastopl was a striking demonstration of the fighting power and skill of the Soviet Black Sea fleet which is capable of repulsing even the strongest aggressor.

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